In 2014 I challenged myself to read 52 books. I knew this shouldn’t be a problem since the past few years I had read over 100 books a year. When 2014 rolled around, I was working a full-time job and started the year off by getting engaged so I knew I wouldn’t have as much time to read – hence the lower goal. As expected, I made my goal plus a few extra. This year I am raising my goal again hoping that someday I can reach the 100 books a year again.
In addition to making a challenge to read x amount of books, I am going to challenge myself to participate in a couple other reading challenges. So, here are my goals for reading in 2015:
Goal #1: Read 60+ books
Goal #2: Finish Eldest by Christopher Paolini
While I have read this book before, I started re-reading it over a year ago. I have less than half of the book left so I would really like to finish it this year.
Goal #3: Finish Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
I started this book in August and haven’t made much progress but I would love to dive into the book and read the rest of it this year.
Goal #4: Participate in the “Jody Hedlund Challenge”
Two of my favorite blogs have teamed up to create the Jody Hedlund Challenge. Jody Hedlund is one of my most favorite authors so I am so excited to participate in this challenge and reread some of my favorite books! To find out more about the Jody Hedlund Challenge, check out Books and Beverages and Bookshelves and Windows. I greatly encourage you to participate in this challenge whether you’ve read a Jody Hedlund book or not. All of her books are FANTASTIC!
Goal #5: Participate in a Goodreads Reading Challenge
There are plenty to choose from, I just got to find the right one (or two or three or four!) to participate in. Here’s the list of ones I will be choosing from: https://www.goodreads.com/challenges/list?group_id=742
Goal #6: Have fun!
Reading is all about enjoyment for me. My goal is to not only try and read a lot, but have fun while reading!
To finish this post off I wanted to share with you the list of books I want to read in 2015. Of course, this list is just a general list and is liable to change at any time by adding more books to be read or pushing some of these books further back on my reading list.
- The Secret of Pembrooke Park by Julie Klassen
- Lady Maybe by Julie Klassen
- Rapture of the Deep by L.A. Meyer
- The Wake of the Lorelei Lee by L.A. Meyer
- The Mark of the Golden Dragon by L.A. Meyer
- Viva Jacquelina by L.A. Meyer
- Boston Jacky by L.A. Meyer
- Wild Rover No More by L.A. Meyer
- Keepers of the Covenant by Lynn Austin
- The Wood’s Edge by Lori Benton
- Yankee in Atlanta by Jocelyn Green
- Spy of Richmond by Jocelyn Green
- A Most Inconvenient Marriage by Regina Jennings
- A Lady of Willowgrove Hall by Sarah E. Ladd
- Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay
- Beyond All Dreams by Elizabeth Camden
- With Every Breath by Elizabeth Camden
- Fair Play by Deanne Gist
- Tiffany Girls by Deanne Gist
- The Bracelet by Dorothy Love
- Forever With You by Robin Jones Gunn
- Home of Our Hearts by Robin Jones Gunn
- Hearts Made Whole by Jody Hedlund
- An Uncertain Choice by Jody Hedlund
- Surprised by Love by Julie Lessman
- Playing by Heart by Anne Mateer
- Like a Flower in Bloom by Siri Mitchell
- In the Field of Grace by Tessa Afshar
- Full Steam Ahead by Karen Witemeyer
- Where Courage Calls by Janette Oke & Laurel Oke Logan
- Three Little Words by Melissa Tagg
- From the Start by Melissa Tagg
- Mr. Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas
- Secrets in Savannah by Amalie Vatana
- A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade
- My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade
- Love on the Mend by Karen Witemeyer
- A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer
- City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
- City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
- The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
- The Death Cure by James Dashner
What about you?
How many books are you challenging yourself to read this year?
What are some of the books on your to-read list for 2015?
Do you have any challenges you are participating in?
Will you join me and several other bloggers in the Jody Hedlund Challenge?
I’d love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment and join me in conversation!